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good morning america. new overnight, political firestorm. president-elect donald trump setting it off with a tweet taking aim at congressman john lewis for not viewing him as the legitimate president. now, the outpouring of support for the civil rights icon. >> john lewis is our hero, and he symbolizes everything we stand for as americans! >> and the growing list of political leaders boycotting the inauguration. ice storm warning. more than 20 million americans in the bull's-eye. roads turned into sheets of ice. impossible to stop for some drivers. the deadly accidents, salt trucks out in force. team coverage this morning of the dangerous storm hitting the heartland. reunited.
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the emotional moment a teen allegedly snatched from the hospital as a newborn meets the parents she never knew she had. >> the first meeting was beautiful, it was wonderful. it couldn't have went no better. >> the woman who raised her is now facing charges of kidnapping. and end of an era. "the greatest show on earth" shutting down. ringling brothers has been entertaining generation after generation for nearly 150 years. >> 30 tons! >> why the dazzling spectacles are passing into history. and good sunday morning, everyone. on behalf of all of us here, we want to thank you for joining us. you know, just five days before the inauguration and one day before mlk day. president-elect donald j. trump is doubling down on his war of words with the civil rights icon, congressman john lewis. >> trump taking to twitter to calling lewis all talk, talk,
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talk and no action and also attacking the congressman's district in atlanta as crime-infested. >> now, this all started because lewis said trump's presidency was not legitimate and would boycott the inauguration. here's the aftermath of all of this. critics tweeting out pictures of lewis' mug shot from just one of his many arrests during in his time in the civil rights movement pointing out he has, in fact, been a man of action during his long career. >> trump, per usual, not backing down here, but will he go forward with his planned visit to the national african-american museum in honor of martin luther king day? we've got team coverage this morning. george is standing by with analysis but we're going to start here with abc's david wright. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and paula. lewis is 1 of 18 members of congress who will not be attending the inaugural. and his decision not to attend getting lots of attention. here we are the eve of martin luther king day, and this icon of the civil rights movement says he doesn't view donald trump's presidency as legitimate. well, trump blasted back calling lewis all talk, no action.
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others have called john lewis the conscience of the congress, a living link to dr. king's dream. lewis still bears the scars from a brutal beating he received crossing the edmund pettis bridge in the march on selma 1965, bloody sunday. he's been a fighter for civil rights ever since. and, yet, when lewis told an interviewer he's boycotting the inauguration for the first time in three decades -- >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> reporter: -- donald trump went ballistic lambasting lewis as all talk, talk, talk, no action or results and suggesting lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime-infested inner cities of the u.s. democrats spoke up. >> john lewis is our hero, and he symbolizes everything we stand for as americans! >> reporter: new jersey senator cory booker praised lewis for facing down some of history's
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most hateful now and then. >> john lewis is a great moral, civil, and human rights leader. >> reporter: lewis has earned admiration on both sides of the aisle. the vice president-elect attended the 45th anniversary of the march on selma. mike pence calling him a legendary civil rights leader. cokie roberts counts herself an admirer and a friend. >> donald trump needs to spend time reaching out to the americans who did not support him, and an argument with john lewis is not the way to reach out. >> reporter: tomorrow, as a kickoff for inauguration week, donald trump was scheduled to tour the new smithsonian museum of african-american heritage, where several of the exhibits feature lewis prominently. you know, the very existence of that museum is a testament to the idea that john lewis is not just all talk. he fought hard for it to be built as a separate part of the smithsonian.
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and trump is also wrong in suggesting in his tweets that lewis' home district is crime infested, full of urban decay. georgia's fifth district is the headquarters for coca-cola and delta, plus it's got one of the busiest airports in america. >> and emory university, as well. >> yeah. >> thanks, david. >> david, thank you. at the heart of this dispute between trump and lewis is the issue of russia. the reason the congressman says he can't support the new president is that he believes russia helped get trump elected. and with congress now poised to investigate possible or alleged contacts between the campaign and the kremlin, abc's alex marquardt has just arrived in moscow. alex, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the russians are watching this change in administrations very carefully and are making it clear they want a new relationship with the u.s. the latest move from the russian side is to invite the u.s. to talks this month on syria, talks that the obama administration had been frozen out of. that invitation extended by russia's ambassador to trump's incoming national security adviser, general michael flynn
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on the same day that the obama administration kicked out 35 russian diplomats for the alleged cyberattacks and meddling in the election. now a major role for the kremlin is to get the sanctions lifted that the obama administration has imposed. in a recent interview, trump said those sanctions would remain in place for a period of time but could be lifted if the two countries work together well on terrorism and other issues. russia has, of course, denied that they spied on trump during past visits here. one official here calling it a complete break from reality. the big question now, when will putin and trump have their first meeting? reports that that could happen during trump's first foreign trip in iceland have been shot down, but both sides have shown a willingness to get together once trump becomes president. dan, paula. >> all right. alex, we want to thank you for that report this morning. we want to bring in abc news chief anchor george stephanopoulos who will be hosting "this week" later this morning. and, george, we're going to talk about russia in just a second, but let's go back to congressman lewis. and trump's apologists and defenders are basically saying that lewis started this because he questioned trump's
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legitimacy. is that fair? >> it's true. a lot of democrats are saying is it really smart to question the legitimacy? to do what republicans have done in the past like donald trump when he questioned the legitimacy of president obama? the other question, though is was it proportionate, factual and wise, trump's response, and i think it falls short. he wasn't right about the district. he wasn't right about john lewis' history. and as cokie pointed out in the earlier piece, this is a point in time now where donald trump needs to be reaching out to those who opposed him. >> sure. >> but during the campaign, this is a guy who tangled with a gold star family, with a war hero, john mccain, with a prominent judge of mexican extraction. >> and he won. >> and he won nonetheless, so is there any reason to think this one will be any different? >> the question is, what does he want to do as president? will he have the power to do that? look at the polling for donald trump coming into this inauguration just five days away. he's got basically a 44% approval rating. that's 40 points below where barack obama was eight years ago.
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it's even below -- almost 20 points below where george w. bush was coming out of a contested election. and a president who is unpopular isn't powerless by any means but he's going to need more support than he has right now to get his agenda through. >> he does have both houses of congress. >> i want to go back to russia now because we can't forget that john lewis' argument for all of this, questioning the legitimacy of donald trump's presidency was because of russia's interference in the election. but, diplomatically, what does america have to gain by improving those relations with russia? >> you want better relations. the question is on what terms. you have donald trump telling "the wall street journal" this week that he would think about lifting sanctions in the future depending on what russia did. this is very much at odds with what his own nominees were saying on capitol hill this week. you have general mattis, who is his nominee for defense secretary, saying russia is a threat. he wants a strategy to confront russia. you had rex tillerson for secretary of state saying he wants -- this is not the time to talk about lifting sanctions. mike pompeo, nominee for cia,
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says russia is the number one threat and is doing nothing to help us with isis. so, there's a pretty big gulf there between what donald trump is saying and what his nominees are saying. >> and yet he encourages that respectful dissent. >> yeah, but something pretty remarkable this week. we also learned in the hearings. rex tillerson, the secretary of state nominee, says he has not discussed russia with donald trump. >> interesting. very interesting. george, we're going to let you go because we know you have a huge show coming up this morning. he's going to talk with incoming white house chief of staff, reince priebus, and senator bernie sanders. it's all coming up later this morning on "this week." and george will be heading up our team for live all day coverage of the inauguration this friday, january 20th. our coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern. dan? >> thanks again to george. we move on now to the end of an era for many of us, including many of us right here on this desk, a trip to the ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus. it was a staple of childhood. but overnight we learned that the greatest show on earth is coming to an end, and abc's marci gonzalez is here with more. marci, good morning. >> reporter: hi, dan, good morning. this circus has been around
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since the 1800s, trying to stay through the years modern incorporating technology, focusing on more breathtaking stunts, but in the end it wasn't enough. >> ringling brothers and barnum & bailey. >> reporter: after 146 years of flashy costumes, breathtaking acrobatics, and exotic animals, ringling brothers barnum & bailey circus says it's taking down its so-called big top for good. >> we will be closing both units of ringling brothers barnum & bailey circus in may of this year. >> overnight feld entertainment breaking the news to the staff. >> it's been through world wars, through every kind of economic cycle, and it's been through a lot of change. >> it's ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus. >> reporter: for generations of kids and families, the circus' march into town was a call to fun and wonder. but for animal activists, the dazzling giant stars of the show -- >> and here come the elephants! >> reporter: -- were a call to arms. >> they don't have the best
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interests of the elephants at heart. >> reporter: in 2016 ringling brothers announced all of its performing elephants would be retired to an animal sanctuary in florida. hi, kelly ann. in may, we were there as the elephants performed for the last time. >> we're moving the elephants from the touring units. we saw a very sharp drop in attendance. >> reporter: and in recent years the fate of humans in the circus has been under scrutiny too. in 2014, ringling was sued after this stunt went terribly wrong. eight aerial performers hanging from their hair collapsed to the ground, leaving them hospitalized for months. and in 2016, audiences were stunned after a bmx routine ended with one daredevil rider motionless. the company said at the time the performer received immediate medical attention and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. and there are still 30 more performances scheduled until the final bow set for may 21st on long island, new york. and circus managers say rising costs and declining ticket
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sales, especially after the elephants were removed from the show, all played into the decision. >> all right. hard to see still because it's such an institution. >> reporter: it is but also a lot of people also celebrating the decision. so some mixed feelings on that across the country. >> definitely. speaking of mixed feelings, just moments ago, i spoke with nik wallenda, whose family first started with ringling brothers back in 1928 and was part of the circus for two years starting in 2007. all right, nik, we want to thank you so much for joining us this morning. and, you know, given your family's history, i can only imagine this was tough to hear. how are you taking this news? >> you know, it's quite heartbreaking. last night when i found out that they were going to close down a 147-year-old american icon, you know, it's upsetting to say the least. my family came over here, and i am here because of ringling brothers barnum & bailey circus. 1928 my family came over for john ringling over from cuba. and it is. it's heartbreaking for sure. >> we know that the elephants were removed from the show in
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2016. that impact really felt immediately, but there was criticism that the circus didn't really keep up with the times. was there anything that they could have done to salvage the situation and avoid closing? >> you know, it's hard to answer that question. i do believe that it is all about keeping up with the times. in fact, my mom wrote a book when i was much younger saying that she felt like the circus was dying and going away, and you could see it receding for sure in attendance. >> right. you know, at the end of the day we're talking about 146 years, the greatest show on earth. nik, how do you want people to remember the circus? >> you know, that's a heartbreaking question. the circus will go on. there's no question, in my opinion. it's been an industry that's been through everything from the thick and thin, so ups and downs. and it will go on, maybe not in the form of ringling brothers. but i can guarantee you that i'm
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more than willing to take the mantle and continue the legacy my family started back in the 1780s. >> thank you, nik, for sharing your family's history. we'll look for you in your next feat, whatever that may be. thank you for joining us. >> awesome. thanks so much. >> he said he's here because of the circus. his wife's family is here because of the circus. and, by the way, his next project, he's working on walking over an active volcano. so nik is not going away. >> sounds like one of his next projects may be reviving the circus as well. >> yeah, exactly. we're going to move now, though, to the winter weather alerts in ten states right now. more than 20 million americans in the path of a major storm. downed power lines and trees and icy roads creating perilous conditions. there have been six weather-related deaths since friday. abc's adrienne bankert is in wichita, kansas. adrienne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. we have freezing drizzle here and a coating of ice on the bushes, on the trees, on the streets and it's a major concern and as you mentioned, at times a deadly combination.
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this morning, more than 20 million americans are in the path of a major ice storm causing dangerous travel through the heartland. in kansas city, this car hits black ice before spinning out of control, right through a red light, sliding at least 100 feet down the road. in oklahoma, roadway conditions turning deadly. one person killed in a massive wreck on i-40. both lanes on the interstate shut down through the night. >> with ice, it can change very quickly. >> reporter: the heavy ice knocking down thousands of trees, branches cracking under the weight of the ice littering the streets, damaging homes and cars overnight, darkness blanketing neighborhood. >> ooh, the power just went out. >> reporter: salt trucks out in heavy force this morning, hoping to make travel much less treacherous. >> ice can be a challenge for people, you know. it's always great to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going. >> reporter: again if you look at the branches the amount of
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ice accumulated can be a concern for power lines, power outages still a problem for some parts and, of course, that coat of ice on the roadways and affected a couple of major events. the kansas city/steelers game postponed until later on tonight. also here in wichita, the red hot chili peppers were scheduled to perform this evening. that concert moved till monday night so they're taking every precaution. dan and paula, back to you in the studio. >> hard to overlook the irony of the red hot chili peppers being in the middle of an ice storm. adrienne, thank you. let's get more on the weather now with rob marciano who is back in studio finally. he's been avoiding us for a couple of weeks. what's happening, man. >> hey, guys, yeah, the red hot chili peppers will no doubt help the thaw. this is day three of our three-day event thankfully but we'll turn the corner after noon today, still bad out there, especially across the western areas. we have an ice storm warning that's been extended north into nebraska and parts of iowa, as well. here's the freezing line. that is key. it's right over wichita,
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obviously, the further below freezing you are, the thicker the ice will be when you get this moisture rolling up into it. there are pockets of dry air in here, that's the good news. kansas city will warm up. i think by game time tonight, 8:00 p.m., it should be all rain but a cold, nasty rain. and then watch it go into parts of chicago. i think it probably will start as freezing rain and sleet tomorrow morning before it turns over to rain in chicago. but also notice the snow back here so once we get this accumulating ice, western parts of kansas, oklahoma, nebraska, we're also going to see one to three inches of snow on top of that. so that's going to be the worst areas. omaha back through lincoln and down through woodward, oklahoma. severe weather watch across parts of southern texas as this storm, the mother storm kicks out into the plains. could see isolated torna good sunday morning. i am meteorologist, lisa argen. thick fog not only in the north bay around the ridges, but also the east bay. we are looking at cold temperatures as well as a sunny
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afternoon and a wet second half of the upcoming workweek. looking at five to six-foot wave heights here as a beach hazard statement, and stays with us through the evening hours. highs today under the sunny sky by midday and we'll approach the 50s but >> all right. hi, ron. good to see you again. >> thank you. the peripatetic rob marciano. >> you guys have been reunited. >> and then he throws these fancy -- i don't know what that word means. >> peripatetic? >> peripatetic rob marciano. >> it means he moves a lot. >> google that. >> ron was enjoying all his extra elbow room. >> you're crowding my space. >> i'm getting peripatetic over here. >> you are. >> a lot of other things besides the explainer of peripatetic coming up in news. what do you have? >> well, good morning to all of you. good morning, everyone. we begin in poland. the welcoming of as many as 4,000 u.s. troops as part of a nato buildup in that region. this marks one of the largest deployments of u.s. forces in europe since the cold war. russia has criticized the move,
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calling it a threat to russian security. and in belgium, three people are in custody after a series of anti-terror raids in the brussels neighborhood of molenbeek. that's the same area where some of the paris and brussels attackers from awhile back had lived. police said no weapons or explosives were found. the suspects are being questioned about possible terrorist ties. and back in the u.s., a mosque in seattle went up in flames, destroyed by the massive fire there. police have arrested a 37-year-old man who they say may have intentionally set that blaze. no one inside the building at the time. firefighters are working still to recover holy books or anything else they can salvage from that islamic center. after a disastrous failed launch last september, the spacex program is back on track this morning. >> three, two, one. >> very cool liftoff there from the launchpad at vandenberg air force base in southern california. and minutes later the rockets sending ten satellites into
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space right on schedule returning to the landing pad that was floating in the pacific ocean. next up, spacex hopes to launch satellite-bearing rockets twice a month and someday, someday take people to mars and perhaps bring them back or leave them there. >> that would be nice of them. and a team of scientists say they may have uncovered new clues in one of the biggest mysteries of our time, the d.b. cooper hijacking. the group finding particles on a tie, a necktie that could place the man known as d.b. cooper as an employee of the seattle-based boeing company. little is known about the unidentified man who famously or infamously hijacked a boeing plane in 1971. he parachuted out of that plane with $200,000 in cash in ransom money never to be seen again. and finally, the uconn women's basketball team with a win for the record books. the lady huskies overwhelming smu, southern methodist, saturday for their 91st consecutive win. a streak that dates back to
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november 2014 when, ironically, they beat smu. the final score on saturday, 88-48. a 40-point win. imagine they covered the spread. maybe not, as they notched their 16th win of the year. >> they're impressive. >> they're pretty good. >> what geno auriemma has done with that program, i mean, unprecedented. >> they just graduated a bunch of seniors, too, right? they were worried they wouldn't be as good this year. i guess they answered that. >> yeah. they're pretty darn good. almost said the other word. >> being described as peripatetic, as a matter of fact. >> oh, boy. >> which we actually broke down. >> the word of the day now. >> peripatetic, peri means moving. patetic means around? did we break it down? >> let's not get into the roots. >> okay. >> let's get off the google. >> let us do a google search. we'll be right back. >> all right, everybody, coming up on "gma" this morning, emotional reunion. a teenager meets the parents she never knew she had taken from the hospital when she was only eight hours old. >> incredible story. plus, johnny depp is now suing his former business managers. how the star of "the pirates of
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welcome back to "gma" on a sunday morning. and happening right now, we're talking about the end of an era. the greatest show on earth, ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus announcing that they will stop performing after 146 years. the company citing rising costs, declining attendance, and ongoing battles with animal rights groups for its demise. the greatest show on earth will have its final performance this may. also happening this morning, celebrating dr. martin luther king jr. cities across america gearing up for a day of service honoring the late civil rights leader. the federal holiday marks what would have been dr. king's 88th birthday. >> wow. and the chicago cubs' winning flag proudly flying thousands of miles away from wrigley in antarctica.
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a cubs fan who couldn't make it to the team's annual fan convention in chicago decided to celebrate by planting the flag in neko harbor. >> you know why they fly the "w" they fly it on top of wrigley and the scoreboard because when people are passing by on the "l," the elevated subway system, they would know whether or not the team had won. because they played day games. >> would they fly an "l" if they lost? >> fly the "w." that's what we're talking about. >> the team will be at the white house tomorrow with president obama, who is, i hear, a white sox fan. >> yes, but chicagoans can come together. >> yes, they can. and coming up, johnny depp suing his former business managers for $25 million. why he says they cost him big bucks. but they've got their own story to tell. but first the teenager reunited with her biological parents 18 years after she was allegedly snatched from the hospital as a newborn. >> meeting the family she never knew she had. abc's eva pilgrim is in walterboro, south carolina, covering an emotional reunion. eva, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it's the moment these biological
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parents have been waiting all these years for. they say they know it's going to take time. but right now, they're just happy they've finally gotten to see their little girl. this morning, the woman once known as baby kamiyah reuniting with her birth family, 18 years after being kidnapped from a florida hospital. craig aiken, her biological father, grateful sharing these photo with abc news. >> the first meeting was beautiful. it was wonderful. it couldn't have been no better. >> reporter: the birth family meeting in private at a police department in south carolina where aiken's biological daughter was raised. now going by the name alexis. she was just eight hours old when a mysterious woman snuck her out of the hospital. nurses and staff say they thought the woman was family. >> i just want to know where my baby is at. i just want my baby back. >> reporter: police launched an all-out search for the infant. the case even featured on "america's most wanted," but nothing until now. new tips sending investigators to south carolina.
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according to police, dna testing proving the 18-year-old is the missing baby. police say the woman who took her, 51-year-old gloria williams raised her as her own. >> we're speaking to as many people as we can to try to paint a picture of what may have happened 18 years ago. >> reporter: williams, the only mother the teen has ever known, is now behind bars facing kidnapping charges. >> i'm her daughter alexis. >> she's processing everything. and she's going to probably have to take this day by day. >> reporter: and this morning, williams is behind bars here in south carolina. authorities are planning to extradite her back to florida. but that could take up to 20 days. dan and paula. >> all right, eva. such a remarkable and complicated story. emotionally, you can only imagine. thank you very much, eva. let's check out the weather one more time. we can't get enough of the weather nor can we get enough of rob marciano. it goes without saying. what's going on, rob? >> hi, dan. hi, paula. they've got enough snow out west, that's for sure.
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this is a shot near donner pass where over ten feet of snow fell in the last week. other shots in portland, oregon, where really, they never get this amount of snow. this is multnomah falls, one of my favorite spots. they're frozen over nearly. the water cascades into the columbia river gorge. the punch bowl falls a nice spot to take a dip in the summer. certainly not this time of year. it's been below freezing here pretty much for the past two weeks. that's why the snow has stuck around in portland. things will start to melt. much of western oregon has a 10 to 12-inch snowpack in the valley. so you get temperatures rising to the 50s from the 30s, that's going to melt it. on top of that, we have a couple of storms that will roll in from the pacific. these are obviously warm storms. one in particular has a bit of an atmospheric river flow to it, thick moisture like we had going through california last week, so that on top of the melting snow, we have flooding issues and concerns here over the next three to five days. three to five inches of rain
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potentially in that area. also warming up record-breaking temperatures yesterday across the southeast. that is going to start to build into the northeast. from the 30s we go into the 40s and 50s in some spots by the middle of the week. good sunday morning. i'm lisa argen from our suit roe tower camera. you can see all of the fog below creating issues around the north and east bay. later to >> this weather report is brought to you by osteo bi-flex. and my co-workers here are still discussing the latin roots to what words? >> exactly. >> greek words. i looked it up. it's a greek word. has something to do with aristotle walking around a lot as he taught. >> he made that up. >> thank you, professor harris. >> certainly back to the word posse. what's the word? >> peripatetic. >> peripatetic rob marciano. coming up on "gma," fresh off his divorce settlement, johnny depp firing up a new legal battle. why he's suing his former business managers for 25 million bucks.
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johnny depp may be best johnny depp may be best known as captain jack sparrow in "the pirates of the caribbean" movies. >> but these days, the swashbuckler is starring in a real-life battle with his former business managers. and now there is a massive lawsuit, and abc's erielle reshef is here with more. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning. the star who started his career in "nightmare on elm street" is is now facing his own legal nightmare. a major fight over his finances. this morning, the man most famous for playing the pirate jack sparrow. >> captain jack sparrow, if you please, sir. >> reporter: is now claiming he was the one who was stolen from. >> not nice, is it? >> reporter: hollywood star johnny depp suing his former managers for more than $25 million in a newly filed lawsuit. >> wow. >> reporter: accusing the management group and its owners of treating his income as their own personal bank account. >> this is a case that has stakes unlike any other business manager case i have ever seen.
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for "the pirates of the caribbean" franchise, he was making $25 million, $30 million per movie. >> reporter: depp claiming in the filing the company made unauthorized loans, failed to file taxes properly, and paid themselves more than $28 million in fees without his consent, adding they actively concealed the true state of his finances while driving him deeper and deeper into financial distress. >> you're the ones in need of rescuing. i'm not sure as i'm in the mood. >> reporter: but depp's ex-managers tell abc news that the lawsuit is a complete fabrication and his tactics will fail saying it was "the alice in wonderland" star who spent irresponsibly. >> naughty. >> reporter: the actor diving back into court just hours after finalizing his tumultuous divorce on friday from actress amber heard and just months after the couple delivered this court-order public service message. >> declare everything when you enter australia.
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>> reporter: part of depp and heard's legal battle with australia over their dogs. and depp is hardly the first star to sue a management team. rihanna, the backstreet boys, billy joel, all reaching settlements in multimillion dollar cases in companies that once represented them. >> great to have you in studio with us, erielle. >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> of course. and coming up on "gma," quick tips to supercharge your new year's diet. how to avoid the hidden sugar in your food. dave zinczenko is here. >> i think he'll tell us we can eat the glazed doughnut, right? >> i don't think so. and the poor pooch having a "ruff" time with the snow. that was a bad joke. >> bad pun, but good video. keep it here. medicine. ntrol i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo is specifically designed to open up airways to improve breathing for a full 24 hours.
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there's a pasta sauce there that has a doughnut's worth of sugar in it in just a half cup. here we have a chicken salad, this has 80 grams of added sugar. this is eight doughnuts' worth. >> in the dressing or in the -- >> the whole thing. >> wow. >> it's part of the seasoning and then that rack of ribs, that half rack of ribs next to you, dan, that is 124 grams of added sugar in it. that's the equivalent of those dozen doughnuts. >> i still want to eat all of it, just for the record. but you're saying -- one of the things i like about your plan is actually you can still eat quite a bit. >> you're still eating three meals. a couple of snacks a day. the book has dozens of recipes. we have 500 store recommended products to to make it easy to shop to make sure you are not getting added sugar in your diet. >> dave zinczenko, thank you. always a pleasure. i got the name right this time? >> you got it. >> his mom got mad at me last time. we'll be right back with "pop news." keep it here. his mom got mad at me last time. we'll be right back with "pop news." keep it here.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by state farm. here to help life go right. time for "pop news." and diane's got it. what's kicking? >> good morning, everyone. so, i know it's sunday but we're going to pretend it's throwback thursday for a second. because queen latifah has revealed that she's working on a "living single" reboot. she broke that news on "watch what happens live" telling andy cohen they're still figuring out if the show would land on television or netflix. and they have a lot of other things to figure out, but she dis expect to bring back all of the original stars from the hit '90s show including kim coles, eric alexander, john hinton, mel jackson, even kim fields, who some might also recognize from "the real housewives of atlanta." aka tootie from "the facts of life." >> yes. >> flashback. >> awesome. >> learned a little fun facts also from queen that leave father in all this. "living single" was a template for the show "friends." >> are you kidding me? >> yes, after "friends" went off the air, apparently
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that sort of bolstered the idea to do this whole kind of similar sitcom with just a different group of people. and so that's how the idea for "friends" was born. single people in their 20s -- >> are you going to button all your stories with a fun fact today? >> maybe. >> i love it. >> now i have to think of a few. we'll start with a video that pretty much sums up how many of us are feeling on on this cold, snowy weekend. meet oscar. oscar is a french bulldog who hates snow so much he literally refuses to walk in it. he even has a winter coat and snow boots. but as you can see, it didn't help his owner very much. his owner actually says, believe it or not, oscar loves playing in the snow but he hates it when it's actually snowing. as soon as the snowflakes hit his face, game over. he completely pulls this whole thing. >> the look on his face. >> why don't they just leave him inside? >> you still have to walk the dog. he's got to do his business. some are saying maybe oscar is just aiming for some skis. >> yeah. he is. >> you went dogsledding.
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do you have anything to -- >> those dogs definitely enjoy it. they're built for it. i can't speak for oscar. but, yeah, i think maybe he's making a sport out of it. >> i don't think oscar would make a very good sledding dog. that's just my hunch. just what we needed, an excuse to be even louder than we are. pringles is debuting a new line of extra crunchy chips aptly named pringles loud. they come in five flavors. we have them here this morning. fiery chile lime. mighty margherita pizza. salsa fiesta. spicy queso. supercheesy. >> you just got dan to eat something. >> we have to hear the crunch, i think. >> they're good. >> they are a little extra crunchy. of course, i got the spicy one. fun new cans. the chips are available at all participating u.s. stores this morning. >> what's that one? >> margherita. where is the spicy one. >> here is the spicy one. here you go. while you're crunching away, here's some exciting news about emma watson. emma is partnering with disney to launch the annual magic of storytelling campaign. take a look.
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>> once upon a time, there were children who didn't know the magic of books. they didn't have stories to take them on far off adventures, introduce them to enchanting characters and teach them to never judge a book by its cover. >> the "beauty and the beast" star is lending her trademark voice to the campaign that promotes reading while bringing books to underserved communities all across the country. and disney, our parent company, will donate up to 1 million books through the nonprofit called first book, and the campaign encourages families to put everything else down, pick up a book, read together as a group activity or just individually. but some of my favorite memories at a kid were bedtime stories. i was wondering, do parents estimate do bedtime stories? >> oh, yeah. >> absolutely. >> part of the routine. >> and the problem is as they get older the stories get longer and longer. the whole process gets drawn out. >> skipping the pages. good night. >> they throw in big words like peripatetic, for example. >> thanks for watching this morning. george is here soon with "this week." >> keep it here. >> cheers.
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good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. emeryville police are looking for the gunman who shot two people outside a hyatt place hotel. a witness tells abc7 news the two victims worked for her non-profit. our emeryville camera shows a man being taken out of the palace street shopping center on
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a stretcher last night around 10:00. police say he ran across the street into the store after the shooting. officers have not made any arrests and are still looking for witnesses. happening today, a rally by registered nurses in san francisco to save health care. the rally is part of a national day of action in favor of the affordable care act, also known as obamacare. advocates across the country will call on the incoming trump administration to expand access to health care. mr. trump has promised to repeal obamacare, perhaps as early as friday, when he's sworn into office. today's rally begins at 1:00 at san francisco's city hall. let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. here's lisa. >> hey, carolyn. good morning, everyone. this is the visibility which is improving in our east bay in miles, six miles in oakland, half mile in concord, foggy in walnut creek. a pretty picture from ballmer peak where you can see the fog settling into the valleys.
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mt. tam has a good dose of fog as well. it will take several hours to lift. by 11:00, we're all sunny and upper 50s. enjoy the sunny, dry days ahead. there will be several before it turns wet again. and that includes the holiday. nice-looking day tomorrow, but on wednesday the rain begins and the wind kicks in. really is going to last looks like right on through the weekend, so prepare for those storms. carolyn? >> lisa, thank you. thank you for joining us. "this week with george stephanopoulos" is next. stephanopoulos" is next. we'll see you again at 9:00. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. stephanopoulos" is next. we'll see you again at 9:00. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. protein. protein proteiny protein. proteiny protein? protein proteiny protein.
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